Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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A veterinary examination of a cat from Abergele, Conwy, who died from being kicked revealed that the pet had an old wound from being shot with a BB gun.
Two men with a gun escaped with thousands of pounds in cash after an armed raid on security guards at a petrol station in Newmains, North Lanarkshire. A man has admitted being involved in the raid. The weapon used was found to be an airgun (see December 2009 Incidents).
A man was shot in the head, face and chest in an attack at a kebab shop in Woodside Green, south London. The victim is in hospital.
Sean Waldron has been sentenced to 11 years imprisonment after an assault and firearm offences. The firearm was found by police officers during a routine vehicle stop after they had followed a car through Leicester in October 2008. A 9mm self loading pistol was found hidden under the passenger seat. Waldron also received sentences for drug offences and for possession of ammunition.
A man in full camouflage gear fired shots at a group of Norwegians who had come to view a crop circle near Devizes, Wiltshire. A member of the group called the police who arrested the man. Others claimed that he had simply been shooting at pigeons.
A man arrested in April 2009 at his home in Clanfield, Hampshire, on suspicion of possessing an air weapon to cause fear and violence has been rebailed.
A man was arrested and received a police caution after a sniper with a BB gun fired a shot through a council building in Yarmouth, Norfolk.
Daniel Crow, a serial thief, threatened staff at a cinema in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, with an imitation gun in January 2009 (see Incidents). He has pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and has been given four years in prison with two years extended licence.
Two men, Adam Bedford and Ian ONeill, have pleaded guilty to robbery and possession of an imitation firearm. They made off with the takings at a store in Waterloo, Merseyside, in February 2009 after threatening the store assistant with a ball bearing gun. Bedford received a two year sentence and ONeill, who with three other people whose identities are still unknown to the authorities, terrified staff members with a string of robberies using an imitation gun, was sentenced to four years imprisonment and given an extra two years for the protection of the public to run concurrently (Crosby Herald, July 30 2009).
Following warnings from the RSPCA about airgun attacks on animals the paper reported the death of a cat from Coundon, Coventry, who was shot through the chest in June 2009. In 2008 the RSPCA nationally dealt with 759 animals who had been affected by the improper use of airguns.
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This information is provided by the Infer Trust. It is compiled from media reports of incidents in England, Scotland and Wales. Northern Ireland has different gun legislation. We know the information is incomplete, though we believe nearly all of the most serious crimes are included.